Update: Neama Hisham was released around 5 pm in Cairo after nearly 13 hours in detention
Tags: Torture in Egyptian Prisons
Today, a coalition of international and Egyptian NGOs has submitted a detailed legal analysis to the UN Committee against Torture concluding that the Egyptian authorities’ use of torture is so widespread and systematic as to amount to a crime against humanity under customary international law.
Coinciding with the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the undersigned independent human rights organizations condemn the Egyptian government’s systematic practice of torture against prisoners in the country.
The undersigned organizations strongly condemn the torture and collective punishments taking place in Egyptian prison